This is the final Post of Grozny Gossip. I have left Chechnya. I thank all of the readers and friends who made blogging on here such an awesome experience….and the ridiculous journalists who wrote the sensational articles about me.
I wish everyone good health and happiness.
And now…..my final post :
I was just online looking through Google photos of myself – loool.
Anyway – I saw one that looked strange, I clicked on the photo and someone had photo shopped Obama dancing lezginka with me in a Chechen outfit. IT LOOKS AWESOME!
Who does that stuff? I mean, what would make someone sit down and spend time on it? Well, whoever did it – THANK YOU. You made my last few minutes before I crash for the night. Well, I have to send this to my friends – they are going to CRACK the F$%k up!!!!!
Another new product I have discovered is “Vainakh” ice cream cones. They are really tasty. I suppose they’re names after the Vainakh dance ensemble. The man on the wrapper looks like the Minister of Culture Dekalo Mozayve… who happens to be a long time member of the “Vainakh” ensemble.
My new show will be a reality TV show about me becoming a singer/artist in Chechnya. There is a new rule that all singers must perform live on stage. Previously everyone was lip synching – so this will be interesting.
I’ll be working with Aimani Aidamirova, Tamara Dadasheva and many others. I have to admit, I’m nervous about this show because it’s going to be difficult to learn so many songs, dances, movements and I must take acting classes. The reason for the acting classes are because I have NO facial expressions when I am performing – lol. It is tragic.
Today I will pick up a song from Islam Ahmedov – he has so many hits – I’m excited to work with him.
I can’t get this song “Всё будет хорошо” out of my head. It is so cheesy and catchy and played 24/7.
I really like these TV channels like Bridge TV, etc. They play music videos all day long – unfortunately it is a very small roster – but what can be done? I reckon the purpose of these channels is to make songs popular.
I can’t stop picking up cats. I found a kitten outside of Dom Pichati and ended up taking him home. I can’t take care of him…he’ll be too lonely home alone all day – but I found him a home…in Chernorechye – hahaha. Poor Fatima and Beslan, I brought them a kitten wrapped in a blanket like a baby. I love that kitten – he will be so much happier and well taken care of in the village rather than in the centre of Grozny with no one to help him.
This kitten is lovely. Yes, his paw is a little dirty – but that can be fixed.
Hahahha – this is Fatima and Beslan’s son Imam. He is sooooo happy that I turned up at their house with a cat in a towel – hahaha.
HAPPY DAY OF THE CHECHEN WOMAN….
to all Chechen women !
Well, yesterday was Day of the Chechen Woman….but why stop celebrating??!
I love this song “Жима Дог”. I seriously wish there was a cool music video to go with it – like a big lovzar party and a bunch of people dancing ( choreographed of course )
Here’s the song ( but not an actual video – something..someone put together ).
Speaking of songs I wish there were music videos for…I don’t know why I love this song so much…but I do. San Bezam by Asyet Ababukarova…..
During Ramadan no one I worked with could eat / drink during the day. However, at 8pm, everyone could eat and drink. Of course, I was editing at these times – and my editor would go home for 1 hour to break his fat. I was invited to Ibbi’s house since no one was going to be at work from 8pm-9pm anyway. It ruled. The food his mom cooked was great!
This is a soup that has potatoes and peppers stuffed with meat. His mom also cooked manti and tomato and cucumber salad. I couldn’t stop eating…it was so awesome.
Ibbi’s mom and Ibbi
Me and Ibbi’s family
The family cat – “Mah-mee”
I wish “Mah-ee” was my cat. I would never go to work and take care of her all day.